The progression guide for kiteboarding in Australia

Kiteboarding is a fun and exciting sport for people of all ages and abilities. The sport is diverse and there are endless opportunities to develop as a kiteboarder. To help guide your kiteboarding experience, below is a brief guide to inform you on how you can learn and develop your kiteboarding.

If you're wondering how you can develop and get involved with the sport of kiteboarding, look no further and read below.


When starting out in the sport, it is essential that you learn with a qualified instructor. At Kiteboarding Australia, we work closely with a range of kiteboarding schools and instructors to ensure and quality and safe learning experience for students right across Australia. We recommend that you learn with one of our trusted providers.


Once you have learnt the basics and are up on your board riding, you are about to unlock a world of progression across your chosen discipline(s). You can break kiteboarding into some basic areas - wave riding, freestyle, foiling & racing. Many kiteboarding schools offer development training programs to help your skills to the next level. We recommend keeping in touch with your local schools for various different programs and also your local state association who may host clinics and training from time to time.


Once you begin to develop skills, you may choose to compete in events. Kiteboarding Australia and the 5 state associations are responsible for organising kiteboarding events across our disciplines (Wave, Freestyle & Racing) right across Australia. Generally, the events fit into The National Wave Series, National Freestyle Series or National Kite Foil Series. The series consist of between 4 and 6 events and participants of all skill levels are encouraged to join.

You can learn more about our upcoming events here.


Kiteboarding events generally occur across three different disciplines areas; Kite Foil Racing, Freestyle & Wave Events. To learn more about each of these disciplines, check out their specific pages to learn more.


If you have any questions about how to get involved, don't hesitate to call your local kite school, state association or Kiteboarding Australia to learn more.